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Nabokov and his Books: Between Late Modernism and the Literary Marketplace

Duncan White


At the outbreak of the Second World War Vladimir Nabokov stood on the brink of losing everything all over again. The reputation he had built as the pre-eminent Russian novelist in exile was imperilled. In Nabokov and his Books, Duncan White shows how Nabokov went to America and not only reinvented himself as an American writer but also used the success of Lolita to rescue those Russian books that had been threatened by obscurity. Using previously unpublished and neglected material, White tells the story of Nabokov the professional writer and how he sought to balance his late modernist aestheti ... More

Keywords: Vladimir Nabokov, Modernism, book history, Lolita, celebrity, Cold War, exile

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198737629
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198737629.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Duncan White, author
Harvard University

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